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Welcome to Summit Fine Wines

Summit Fine Wines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jackson Family Wines, established in 2004 as the distributor for the family portfolio which includes more than twenty-eight wineries in California and Internationally. Summit has grown to be the number one distributor for premium California Wine Company in Western Canada. We have also expanded to become a top distributor of prestigious, family -owned wineries not included in the Jackson Family portfolio from Australia, New Zealand, Italy and South Africa. Estate-owned and made sustainably, our wines are the pinnacle of quality, consistency and eloquence.

A message from our parent company: Jackson Family Wines

At Jackson Family Wines we are deeply proud to say that we are a family owned and operated company. Since the day that our founder Jess Jackson hand- crafted his first bottle of Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay in 1982.

Jess Jackson founded Jackson Family Wines with the intention of creating wines whose superior taste and quality would be consistent, and enjoyed by generations to come. As Jess once said, "From day one we have been a family-owned and family-run business. It is a distinction that is rapidly becoming a rarity in our industry. Our family culture is built on the time-honored principles of hard work, integrity, and uncompromising desire for quality and the long-term stewardship of the land." Though Jess passed away in April 2011, the Jackson family carries on his legacy by insuring that every bottle of wine they produce embodies this philosophy.

Today, our company is headed by Chairwoman and Proprietor Barbara Banke, who was married to Jess Jackson for twenty -five years, and with Jess, helped to build a family--run business that now includes Jess and Barbara's three children; Katie, Julia and Christopher Jackson, who carry on their father's passion and vision for winemaking.